Michigan's Mandatory Supervision Law is Antiquated
Most states have no supervision requirement in state laws
Here are two landmark studies demonstrating the positive outcomes resulting from nurse anesthetists working without physician supervision:
- No Harm Found When Nurse Anesthetists Work Without Supervision By Physicians
- Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Anesthesia Providers
Additional key policy briefs including the following:
- Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses by the Federal Trade Commission finds that: "Based on substantial evidence and experience, expert bodies have concluded that ARPNs are safe and effective as independent providers of many health care services within the scope of their training, licensure, certification, and current practice."
- Physician Anaesthetists Versus Non-physician Providers of Anaesthesia for Surgical Patients This is a reprint of a Cochrane review, prepared and maintained by The Cochrane Collaboration and published in The Cochrane Library 2014, Issue 7